Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73715
--show-package-dialog does not work unless pending updates also
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:00:23 EST
Description of Problem:
In the up2date gui interface, allow the capability to download and optionally
install a package not previously installed. This is related to bugzilla report
Low on the TODO list, but there.
did not expect much higher priority
up2date --show-package-dialog will show an extra screen
in the gui with a list of all available packages you
can select from.
Off by default since folks dont seem fond of the ui.
that should be in rh9 or later, btw
--show-package-dialog does nothing
I am changing this report to better reflect existing situation.
--show-package-dialog is there and does work but only if there is a
package in the group needing updating. Otherwise, up2date terminates
with "Your system is up to date" before the all-package display can be
OK, I see what the "problem" is.
In gui.py around between lines 1551 and 1555, if the length of the
package list (of updates) is zero, then slam-bang get out with sys.exit(0)
I am currently neither that knowledgable of python nor of the design
of this module to propose a fix.
up2date is no longer being actively maintained in favor of pup and pirut. Since
this is neither a security nor a critical bug, it almost surely will not get
fixed in Fedora Legacy.